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University Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

8:00pm, Hill Auditorium


Kenneth Kiesler, conductor
Eric Jacobsen, cello

Pre-concert conversation with Paul Brantley and Kenneth Kiesler at 7:15 PM in the lower lobby.

The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by its music director Kenneth Kiesler, presents the world premiere of Paul Brantley’s The Royal Revolver, a concertino for cello featuring the renowned cellist and co-founder of The Knights, Eric Jacobsen. The concert also marks the U-M Bicentennial with Rossini’s Overture to La Gazza Ladra written in 1817. The grand finale is Ottorino Respighi’s colorful and cinematic Roman Festivals, with its Circus Maximus trumpet fanfares, evening mandolin serenade, and raucous celebration of Epiphany in Rome’s Piazza Navona.

PROGRAM: Brantley- The Royal Revolver (world premiere); Rossini- Overture to La Gazza Ladra; Respighi- Roman Festivals

Free - no tickets required

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower